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Beer Biscuits Recipe

Beer Biscuits

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"The beer adds flavor and leavening to these biscuits."

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until it has cornmeal consistency. Stir in beer, and knead lightly.
  3. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 22, 2003

Awesome smell when cooking! Also makes fantastic pizza crust! Just use a generous amount of flour when rolling out! Use lite beer, any brand as it all tastes the same when baked, for a few less calories. The biscuts that taste great... AND less filling! Big Scott

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2003

The buscuits were good, but you could certainly taste the beer. I used a light beer, but the taste was still prominent.


115 Ratings

Apr 11, 2003

This is an excellent recipe! Instead of beer, I used a Scottish Ale, and served these marvelous biscuits with blue cheese. It made an excellent appetizer. One tip to avoid hard biscuits: Make sure you follow the directions and preheat the oven to 450 degrees and do not over knead the dough. These biscuits will come out nice flakey, and savory.

Feb 10, 2004

I enjoyed the ease, flavor and texture of these biscuits. Next time I am going to try baking them touching each other in a 9inch round cake pan and brush them with melted butter for more color.

Sep 06, 2006

I made this again, and again they're excellent. If yours are too hard, perhaps you used too much flour? They need to be a little sticky when you cut them. I went easy on the flour when cutting too. I wonder if it's the choice of shortening too... I used Crisco's no trans fat (the green can). They are not hard at all, though they are not "brown". These are the best I've tried. I did put some cornmeal on my pizza stone just in case of sticking. These are really great.

Apr 11, 2003

Very easy to make. I will make them again, but will use less beer than the recipe calls for. My family thought the taste was a little too strong, but gobbled them down nonetheless.

Apr 11, 2003

These came out flat, tasteless and hard. My husband fed them to the ducks in the pond behind our house.

Mar 30, 2008

This is a really great biscuit - simple, with a flavor on its own, without over powering other flavors when served with a meal or soup. I used this as an oven baked casserole topping once... very delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 317 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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